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Is it a good idea to set up a business in Qatar?

Smith's picture
By Smith - Posted on
23 February 2016
Hi all,

I am an entrepreneur who is currently based in the UK. I've heard that it is a good time to invest in Qatar in the run up to the FIFA 2022 World Cup. But I was wondering if anyone has any first hand experience of business practics in Qatar? Are they open to working with foreigners? What is the business culture like? Is the infrastructure good or is there lots of bureaucracy?

Plese share your thoughts.

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Hi Smith,

You are right. Lots of businesses and entrpreneurs are seeing the potential of the Qatari economy in the run up to 2022. However, the infrastructure in Qatar is still developing and the business culture is likely to be different to what you are used to in you home country. You can learn more on the Doing Business in Qatar page.

Where are you from? Have you ever worked in the Middle East before?

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AlexL's picture
Last seen: 1 year 41 weeks ago
Joined: 01/07/2015

Hi Smith,

We actually had an expat answer your very question last month. Have a look at this article: How to set up a business in Qatar, for tips and useful advice.

Kind regards,
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